Dr. Nancy Fisher is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical geneticist and serves as Chief Medical Officer for Region 10 and co-CMO for 8, 9 at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Thus, in fulfilling her responsibilities for the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid policy, she serves as senior medical advisor for CMS programs and the principle liaison with the medical community.
Dr. Fisher began her health career as a nurse in the U.S. Navy, went on to earn her MD degree, complete a pediatric residency, complete a preventive medicine residency, earn a MPH, successfully complete fellowships in clinical genetics & a Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholars program and obtain a certificate in Health Care Ethics.
Dr Fisher has a broad health care background, in both a community clinic and academic settings policy development, and knowledge in health insurance: commercial, and governmental. She served on the second 5- year planning committee for the National Human Genome Project, and 9 years on the Secretary’s (HHS) Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. The Johns Hopkins Press recruited and published her book on cultural influences in genetic counseling. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and an advisory faculty member of the Public Health Genetics Institute.
Before coming to CMS, Dr. Fisher was the Chief Medical Officer for two Washington State Agencies: Medicaid and later the WA Heath Care Authority.